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Trimester

I’m 29 weeks and 1 day now.  How time flies and we are only waiting for 10 weeks and 6 days before we can see our new bundle of joy J I can always feel her kicking my tummy it sends my dress flying.  It’s an overwhelming feeling and I even got her in one of the videos while waiting for her to kick. 

So the weekend flies that I hardly felt her.  It made me so worried I almost think of going to emergency hospital just to know that she’s okay.  I would lie down to bed so I can concentrate feeling her but all I felt is a faint kick, not the usually MMA kicks she’d do to me.  And then I pacify my mind, I just think she’s having a hard time moving around because she’s getting big and cramping in my womb.  But then she moves around last night to my outmost relief! Though she doesn’t do her usual back flips and everything, it’s more than okay to throw away some negative feelings.


I’m having a hard time sleeping last night.  My tummy is cramping again and any position I made just to sleep soundly was not enough.  I started to feel worried again.  Maybe I should minimize reading some pregnant stories in the internet to lessen my troubled mind. 


This morning, when her kuya Nathan starts having his usual mood swings and then crying while hugging his baby sister, I felt her move.  Maybe, she’s wondering why her older brother is crying.  And then while riding the taxi going to my office, I can feel her moving and kicking again.  I guess she knows now the sound of the engine and the familiar sounds of the moving cars and jeepneys.  I welcome her back.  It feels good that she’s really okay.  Wow, the joy of my pregnancy.  J




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Miracle of Life

I am adjusting a lot.  It is a whole lot of adjustments that I feel scary and exciting at the same time.  But I know this journey will change my life forever.  And I can’t wait for my little baby girl to come out and made our dreams come true. 


I am approaching my 7th month and we’ve been looking on her little picture from the ultrasound every now and then.  We are so overwhelmed by just looking at her on the monitor and she even moves to show us her gender.  Sometimes, you wonder that she’s growing inside your tummy.  I feel her kicking me even during the wee hours of the morning and then I feel hungry after.  My hubby will sometimes wake up to find out I am munching bread and drinking water at 5am in the morning.  This little angel would remind me that it’s time to eat again and she will keep on kicking all over my tummy and I sometimes just laugh, it’s tickles. 



I can’t help but to feel worried when I can’t feel her moving.  I guess she’s just asleep or too lazy to move that much.   I’m just used to feel her around even when I’m on a cab or working at the office.  I am experiencing lots of body pains even now, I even had nose bleed and bleeding gums but then it is part of being pregnant.  I am trying to eat different fruits every day.  And my OB said that I have to continue drinking my milk twice a day.  I will have my next check-up next month and maybe I’ll have another round of fasting blood sugar.  I’m already done with my tetanus-diphtheria toxoid vaccine during my last OB visit.  Hubby decided to have a 4D ultrasound next week and we can’t wait to see her again!  



Take a look at my little baby girl at 25 weeks and 2 days... isn't she amazing? 



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Four Months

I’m 4 months on the way today.  How time flies.  I’m marking my calendar every week and don’t you dare me called me excited J But unfortunately, I got a cough, sore throat and colds which prompt an unscheduled visit to my OB.  I was given an antibiotic for 1 week, Bactidol for my throat, 500mg of vitamins C twice a day and needs to drink 2 liters of water everyday.  With the changing weather nowadays I can see that most people are getting sick similar with mine.  I hate being sick, especially now that I’m having a baby with me. 


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My tummy is getting rounder each day.  My need to scratch my tummy is getting consistent but I need to be careful to avoid dark stretch marks.  My body is changing and usually I’m so tired and feeling weak when I come home from the office.  My back aches like I carried 50kgs of rice and I just want to lie down and sleep. 




But having Nathan around, just a bunch of kisses from my baby boy makes me strong again and time to play with him even for a while.  Talking with my best friend whose 5 months pregnant helps a lot, too.  We are both quite anxious and excited at the same time.  Well, we still have months to talk about what we are going through.  But I’m happy that we are in the same page till now J



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Dealing with toodler

I’ve been reading a lot of articles about children’s behavior.  But what catches my eyes are the articles on dealing with your toddlers and  your behavior towards them.  My husband is working at home now to recuperate on his knee surgery.  He is the one who’s dealing with our 4 years old son, Nathan.  I am quite amazed on how he managed to let him eat his food properly whereas when I’m around the table (mostly during at night and weekends), he would whine at me to help him on his food and sometimes I can’t help but to assist him.  When all of their voice are becoming hoarse telling Nathan to stop doing this and that, I just sat there and doing nothing.  My reasons? They are all reprimanding him for doing something wrong and I don’t need to add to that.  I don’t want him to feel that his every move is wrong.   I’m wondering sometimes if that is right, if I’m doing it right.




I don’t what to lose control of myself when Nathan’s pushing all my buttons.  I regret the one time that I did and I don’t want to be into it again.  So I always keep saying to myself that he’s just curious and whenever you tell him not to do that, he will be more curious and so the never ending cycle begins.  One thing I noticed though, children easily forgives.  No matter how you yell your heart out, give him time out, received some spankings and hurt his feelings, after few minutes, he’d come to you hug you and say sorry for what he’s done and then you will look at him with no trace of hurt and he’s back playing.   And you will be left with the guilty feeling that there you are still seething with anger and he’s the one who’s trying to make amends.  I’ve learned a lot from Nathan.  We are learning from each other every day.  But, at the end of the day, he knows that we love him very much.  :)

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14 weeks

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I’m 14 weeks and 1 day today.  Time flies and there are lots of changes within me.  Mentally and physically, I’m a bit grumpy today, as one of my work colleagues told me yesterday.  I’m always sleepy and I want to sleep all day.  Though I know it maybe all natural because I’m pregnant but it left me feeling exhausted.   



As I browse the pictures of what 14 weeks baby looks like, I actually feeling quite emotional that my baby is that big now.  I’m excited now for the next ultrasound to know the gender but that will be on December or January next year, I guess.  But for now, I’m happy that I can now eat normally unlike on my first trimester that  I have to say no to many of my favorite foods before because I don’t feel I like to eat them.  My body weight drops which prompt my OB Gyne to asked me to resume drinking milk for pregnant women.  She stopped it because of some risk in my sugar level, but my glucose test result was normal so she said I should eat sweet foods with caution.   I think on my next check-up, my weight is much heavier now than my last.  And I wish my next FBS test is normal. Aja, aja!  :D






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In the hands of God

When I first met you years ago, on my first day in the office, you smiled at me.  That smile promised me of the many wonderful years ahead with you as my work colleague.  We may never be that close but I know when I needed a helping hand; you never hesitated to offer me one. 

We shared the same passions, reading and laughing out loud.  I remember the times when you borrowed my Harry Potter books and every time you returned it, you never forget to include my favorite box of Cream –O vanilla cream filling sandwich. There are times that we just have to dig on foods at the pantry and we tell funny stories that we end up hurting our tummy and our faces aching because of too much laughing.

I will never forget the day that I had a misunderstanding with my colleague and things went wrong.  I never told anyone my side in the story.  Just when I heard you having a deep conversation with one of our colleagues and it seems that you’re debating on something.  And when we’re having a time alone together that day, you told me that one believed that the misunderstanding was all fault.  But you stands by me telling that person that there are always two sides in a coin.  You believed in me even though I remained silent though out that whole issue.  And I will appreciate that my whole life.


Though you decided to be a stay at home mom and wife, we never cease to communicate. That's what social media is for, right?  And then you offered me to learn how to blog.  And that changes everything, my long lost dream to write and to express my feelings, my plans, my endeavors, you challenged it all.  You help me to set it up, teach me how to write a post and paid the price of being recognized.  It was so challenging and I’m forever grateful to you for all of that. 



When I heard of you having difficulties again with Lupus, I prayed to God to give you more years to come and take the pain away.  This world still needs you to help the others and be with your family for a longest time.  But I guess God needed you more on His side and that He decided He needs you to become our guardian angel.  And so, He wants you to rest from all the pain.  I will never forget you, friend.  Thank you for all the wonderful memories and for sharing your life to us. I know heaven is a beautiful place because they’ve got you there. May you rest in peace, Milet

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Rainy days

The weather today is so unpredictable. One morning, the sun was up and then it will rain in the afternoon.  This week, we experience some heavy rains again and the traffic is overbearing.   Waiting in a car or a jeep twice your usual travel time will really test your patience.  Sometimes, I will reach home with my head aching and very tired.  But as the saying goes, when you’re in Manila expect the unexpected. 


I have to bring an extra slippers, a jacket, a reliable automatic umbrella (good thing our company birthday give away is like that) my iPod to kill the boredom and a mint candy to keep me awake.  Actually, I really like rainy season than during summer.  The only problem is the traffic jam that will always come next after heavy rains. 



Oh well, as of this time, the rain keeps pouring like cats and dogs.  I only hope there will be no flooded areas on my way home later this afternoon.  There are some rising cases of the leptospirosis disease and it’s creeping me out. My niece, Aubrey had their field trip today.  I hope everything is fine.  And I hope despite of the rain, they will enjoy their trip.  

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